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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo "When God sends forth a special living soul to learn the ways of the earth, an earthly mother's love is waiting; we call this wonder birth. When God calls home a loving earthly soul and stills a fleeting breath, a Heavenly Father's love is waiting; this too is birth, not death."

I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2017 Update:
Sixty eight years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 61 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty six years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 32 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for over 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 26 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 950 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For over 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!


Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!


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Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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Marc Thayer, III
RE: 39416705 - Reply

Hi Shirleen,

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I have changed the last name to just Davey.


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Mar 28, 2017 1:58 PM
Janet Davis
RE: Peas
Good for you! It's always exciting to solve a mystery. Now on to the next one! ;) These Peas are making my head hurt. I think they are a bit scrambled on my tree. I thought about deleting them and starting over! Ugh!
Added by Janet Davis on Mar 25, 2017 3:59 PM
Steve Flynn
RE: Mass. O'Briens
Hi Shirleen,

I agree, if we are related it would be before 1800 and the connection would be in Ireland.

Take care an let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Added by Steve Flynn on Mar 24, 2017 5:10 PM
Steve Flynn
RE: O'Brien in Massachucetts
Hi Shirleen, apologies for not getting back to you sooner! Mary Walsh (1879-1915, born O'Brien) is my great grandmother. I have her 7 siblings, her parents, all 4 of her grandparents and several generations of O'Briens beyond that. There is one connection that I am missing adequate supporting detail on. I'm not sure I have fully update FamilySearch with everything I have yet, I have lots gong on at the moment. What information are you looking for and how can I be helpful? Would be great to find out we are related!

Added by Steve Flynn on Mar 24, 2017 1:10 PM
Janet Davis
Knightens and Peas
I am working on my genealogy, which includes these folks, and stumbled upon your page. Your sentiments here mirror my own. It's nice to find another kindred spirit!
Added by Janet Davis on Mar 18, 2017 2:31 PM
Ronald Welch
RE: Eliza Ann Halladay Coon
You are most welcome! Cheers, Ron.
Added by Ronald Welch on Mar 16, 2017 6:26 AM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
RE: get well
Girlfriend they worked his tail off.
That is why I go to the couch if I cannot sleep. When his phone rings at 2am, I want him waking up, for the call, not Still awake because of me. Comes home, falls asleep and phone rings at 4am.
It has been crazy and All of them are close to burnout.
The Good news is, We had some REALLY near spring like Days in Feb even knowing it won't last.

Drama..... They had an old driver return. BIG Mistake. He stirred tension in every area.
They had a New driver {Never worked this before]
My hubby is the trainer. he said he was learning but he has to build the confidence with the job.

They have catered Christmas Party Every Year. It is just easier for Drivers to bring their family in WHEN they CAN. With the Tension this year they let it pass by.
My Hubby's birthday is Feb 18. Dork's last day was the 20th. The 23rd they had a catered Birthday Party for my hubby. Right after that is when He got sick.

They are 2 drivers short BUT EVERYONE IS BREATHING AGAIN.

Shirleen You take care of yourself. I Hope my spell worked. I am waving my wand again.

You sound like what I had in 2000.
That took me a month just to reach 85% again.

If I had been dehydrated the doctor would have admitted me on the spot.
I told him No. Just write a note for my boss. Let me have some down time. I can rest at home. I had 2 months vacation.
He WROTE the note. Told her he would be seeing me again before he would consider release me.
He told me KEEP DRINKING WATER. Even if it comes back at me, put some back in.
ANITIBOTOICS On Time until the LAST ONE. he gave me 2 inhalers. and If my breathing gets worse, ER. Immediately.
The antibiotics made me sick but I took every last one of them.{I hate inhalers]

I went back to him 3 times over the weeks. He looked at me and said, "we could not have done any better admitting you. and I thought you were crazy."
Still today, I drink coffee in the morning. Milk with a meal and ALL DAY LONG WATER.
That water saved my hide.

Bill had a fever when he was down.
A remedy one of my coworkers THAT FIRST Go ROUND told me, has been a faithful go to since.
I chop a clove of garlic, She said honey, I hate honey, I use a couple swallows of milk. SWALLOW.
Bill and both of my boys, just swallows,
My son's gf uses sugar. [yuck}
both of the girls, will use what ever they have to hide most of the taste.
My Son will ask me for garlic when he is sick and CANNOT Drop. garlic and a Vitamin C. MOM....
He gets sick Every time the weather changes. I pass out vitamin C, regularly and have been able avoid Most of THIS all together.

Shy of 2000, I have NEVER been sick this long.

My Hubby just walked in the door. I am going to have dinner [shhhhh don't let his phone hear} and sit with him.

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Mar 07, 2017 7:11 PM
RE: John Adams b. abt 1502
I should be thanking you for finding his memorial in the first place.
Thank you.
Added by Candee on Mar 07, 2017 3:36 PM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
RE: Mary E.
I HOPE you are on the Better side of that pneumonia now.

THANK YOU. I saw that other spelling and wanted to cry. But you rescued me from my crazy confusion. THANK YOU THANK YOU, I saw that and KNEW I had to ask you. I am sorry I hate doing things twice and it is so much habit, I am Pulling YOU into doing things twice.
I checked for the ALL..spelling. I DO NOT THINK she is in Records under that one.

I do not know if I have pneumonia but I have been sick as a dog. My hubby was sick down on the 23rd.
By the 24th and 25th a headache was keeping him miserable. I told him to come by the house, and take what I give him. I was opening them and I would be WAITING OUTSIDE FOR him and I was not going to answer my phone for him to quit on me.
He had another call but He was close enough, if I met him, the call would not even know he had made the stop.
I WAS. he came by I gave him decongestant and ASPERIN. He says he is Allergic to aspirin.
I told him his upset stomach for a Short time, would be a change from that headache.
An Hour Later I called. HIs headache was gone. He had no upset stomach and he said THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU and I wanted to cry.

I got sick the next day and still YUCK. My congestion is knocking me out. I swallowed a blanket and it got stuck between my chest and my nose and it won't even soak up my watering bawling eyes.
I have not been on here AS MUCH but I HATE Commercials on tv When I caught up on my recorded skiing and Bull Riding, where I can ff through anything but show,,,
Say yes to the dress. imagine that show coming to my rescue. I sit and stare at that show when this computer fries my brain and my eyeballs.

I was working on Vet section Y-3 on here.
I WAS SOOOO CLOSE. My Eyes are burning and bawling. When my eyes cross, I READ my book. When I cannot read another word, I shut down and attempt tv.

By myself I have gone through 2 boxes of tissue. 2 bags plus of Cough drops. and a case of soup.
2 cases of soup with my hubby because that is all I can handle. BUT He has a little soup with his Crackers. I am going after the broth like it is pure gold.
He laughs at me, because when I am not coughing, [he hates my coughing] but I am squeaking, wheezing and slurping and I think my ears are permanently plugged.
He plays with my hair and I fall asleep on his lap, when we are watching tv. Then I end up on the couch early morning so I do not prevent him from getting his rest for work.

You know the saying 'misery loves company'.
Sweet lady I LOVE you do death but you share so much with me already, you do not have to share this.
So I am going to wave my wand in your direction and Hocus Pocus POOF. This witch is sending you spells.

My Current project is B-4 Paup. Every single one of them.

T-1 Pauper is COMPLETE. Y-2 Mostly Babies is Complete.
L-42, Y-1, Y-3 Veterans is COMPLETE.
Y-3 needs Stone photos. And the time I have wandered Y-3???? I NEED to do ALOT OF DIGGING. Mostly Dates. Mostly Death Year. But names on a lot of them are shortened.
I THINK I am going to dig out in the evening and High sun for pics another day BEFORE the cover in again. MY GOAL.... COMPLET BY Memorial Day.
Because all this City funded cemetery does is Edge EVERY WHERE at least Once a year. and Mow.
I was going to do this earlier but I was HOPEING Memorial day Veterans or SOMEONE putting those flags out would actually save the stone.
Y-1 is half White stones. BUT EVERY Flat stone is dug out and Fully readable.


Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Mar 06, 2017 7:54 PM
Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
I NEED your Magic Hat
Hi there You SWEET LADY.
I HOPE you are doing VERY Well.

IF you are not busy, I am Sooooooo Confused.

Memorial# 177011819
I created ONE Memorial Thinking Error

Two Entries same name, different Last name Spelling Same dates.
Burial on one was birth date. {Only different beside spelling of last name.}

BUT That Death Record I posted CLEARLY Has TWO names. Parents are same. Places are Same.
ummmmmmmmuuuummmmmm. huh?????

By the way Yesterday I COMPLETED the Veteran sections. L-42 and Y-1 and Y-3.. YEA>>>>>>
Need Most of the Pics for Y-3 but YEA>>>>

Mary E. hit my brain and fried my thinking.

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Mar 05, 2017 1:34 PM
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